Names for German Shepherd dogs

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: July 3, 2017
Names for German Shepherd dogs
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Are you looking for names for your German Shepherd dog? You will certainly find the best name for your dog in this article.

German Shepherds are very intelligent, active and strong dogs. That's why we should definitely rule out any name suitable for lapdogs, as it would probably sound ridiculous. German Shepherds range from mid to big size body structure, therefore diminutives should also be avoided. For example, calling a female German Shepherd Maggie or Debbie would not really suit her - although they can be very funny choices.

In this AnimalWised article, we suggest you some suitable and original names for male and female German Shepherd dogs.

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  1. Morphology of male German Shepherd dogs
  2. Names for male German Shepherd dogs
  3. Morphology of female German Shepherd dogs
  4. Names for female German Shepherd dogs
  5. How to choose the best name for a German Shepherd dog

Morphology of male German Shepherd dogs

Male German Shepherds range between 24 and 26 inches in height, while their weight can range between 66 and 88 lbs. German Shepherds are very intelligent and active dogs. They need to be involved in a task or job in order to be happy, satisfied, and have a good mental stability. If treated as a lapdog or as a sleepy cat, a German Shepherd will probably get bored, pick up bad habits, and its behavior will consequently become unstable and spoilt.

If we keep it in a flat (which is not its ideal environment), we should at least teach it and regularly review the basic obedience training. Additionally, we can teach them fun tricks such as bringing us our slippers, the newspaper, or other similar activities. German Shepherds need to fit in the family by carrying out a specific function that gives them motivation and keeps them alert. Read our article on tips to train a German Shepherd for some more ideas.

Collecting toys and putting them in a box at a specific time, or after being ordered to do so, can be an excellent exercise. Do not overdo. You don't need to teach them how to iron or put beer in the fridge!

Names for German Shepherd dogs - Morphology of male German Shepherd dogs

Names for male German Shepherd dogs

The most suitable names for male German Shepherd dogs need to sound powerful without being too bizarre. We present you the following male German Shepherd name ideas:

  • Aaron
  • Armageddon
  • Bomber
  • Brutus
  • Ceasar
  • Danko
  • Flash
  • Goliath
  • Hercules
  • Khan
  • Jaguar
  • Leo
  • Loko
  • Magnum
  • Majestic
  • Max
  • Mason
  • Morpheus
  • Niko
  • Neptune
  • Oscar
  • Prince
  • Radar
  • Rex
  • Rascal
  • Rum
  • Salem
  • Spike
  • Sheriff
  • Tattoo
  • Twister
  • Tornado
  • Tyler
  • Thor
  • Viking
  • Wolverine
  • Yago
  • Zar
  • Zeus
  • Ziko
  • Zorro

Morphology of female German Shepherd dogs

Female German Shepherds range between 22 and 24 inches in height, while their weight can range between 49 and 71 lbs.

They are as intelligent as male German Shepherds, even more when it comes to guiding their puppies. Puppies scrap their pads on their mother's ear, pull the mother's nail, and pull her back hair out. Female German Shepherds have an infinite patience with their puppies.

Check out our articles on the difference between a German shepherd and Belgian shepherd and find out the best diet for a German shepherd puppy.

Names for German Shepherd dogs - Morphology of female German Shepherd dogs

Names for female German Shepherd dogs

Names suitable for female German Shepherds need to sound strong but harmonious. We list some of the best:

  • Abigail
  • Amber
  • Athena
  • Bianca
  • Coral
  • Charm
  • Dana
  • Diva
  • Emma
  • Evelyn
  • Layla
  • Louise
  • Lexie
  • Gem
  • Hazel
  • Jade
  • Megan
  • Nika
  • Nikita
  • Penelope
  • Petra
  • Scheherezade
  • Sasha
  • Tara
  • Tania
  • Ursula
  • Velvet
  • Vilma
  • Violet
  • Wanda
  • Xena
  • Yuka
  • Zelda
  • Zoe
  • Zara
  • Zuka

How to choose the best name for a German Shepherd dog

Apart from the ones we mentioned in our German Shepherd names list, there are many more beautiful names to choose from. It would be ideal for you to choose a name you like that also suits your dog well. When you will look at the puppy, the best name for it will probably come up to your head spontaneously. Things to consider when choosing a name for your dog:

  • Find a name with a clear and simple pronunciation that your dog will be able to understand easily.
  • Avoid pretentious names, as well names that are too short or too long. The ideal length should be 2 to 3 syllables.
  • Choose a name that cannot be confused with the basic training orders and the key words you will use daily to interact with your dog.

If you haven´t found the perfect name for your German Shepherd dog yet, keep searching in our website as we have many articles about male and female dog names.

Don´t forget to share the photo of your German Shepherd in the comments below!

Names for German Shepherd dogs - How to choose the best name for a German Shepherd dog

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This is Sophie, 8 weeks
Administrador AnimalWised
The cutest!
My shepherd is a female 1 yr old ,adopted named Shadow. She seems small boned, short hair, and wondering if she is a mix.
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Tary,

Yes, she looks beautiful, but doesn't appear to be a purebred.
we have two GSDs a Ruger male and Piper female . We are gettIng a female in janurary and just cant find a name i like Zellda /Stella
It's not his "real" name but I call him puppa-wuppa
This is our 125 lb 11 year old baby, Sergeant
i dont know
hello everyone
her name is sasha
Laura Fuentes
Hi, I am getting a German Shepherd girl puppy and want a nice beautiful German name for her. Can you help me.
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Laura,

Are any of the names in our list helpful to you?
Nyssa is our dog's name.
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